How we home our litters
Many breeders take “orders” for puppies, and whilst we have no problems with that, this is not how we do it. We don’t allocate puppies based on numbers, so we won’t say the litter or any puppies are sold before or even just after the pups are born.
We wait until the pups are old enough for us to accurately assess their temperaments, and then I categorize the temperaments of the puppies into groups. Only then do I look at what homes I have interested in pups, and I assign puppies to the homes that will suit them best.
Each litter can be similar, but not the same, so we want to watch the puppies grow, put them through a number of tests and challenges and establish a deeper understanding of “who” they are and are going to be.
We do not have dogs returned because they don’t meet the owners needs, we make sure they do before they are allocated.
Steve constantly works with a huge array of dogs, belonging to everyone from all walks of life including breeders wanting to improve their progeny and I never really settle on a concept without constant development and improvement.
Our puppies are imprinted, socialised and shaped by me, I allocate a lot of time each day to spend with these pups and those interested are able to keep up with progress via our “Pupdates” and “Pupcams”. Check our Herzhund Facebook page for daily Pupdates when we have a litter in development.
All puppies are imprinted with my drive concepts including markers and clicker in all drives (pack, food and prey) so that they are preconditioned should the new owner wish to use them.
The puppy above is Herzhund Emma, she is an Assistance Dog in training with us.
Her owner was ill and needed ambulance transport. AT 10 months Emma was a star throughout the whole process, here she is in the Ambulance with her amazing owner.
The aim in these 8 weeks is VERSATILITY… we aim to shape our pups into Super Dogs that will be hard to beat in any application.
We are also aiming for BALANCE… Dogs that have extreme drive but are also balanced and can live with a family too, just like mine do.
We will underpin the above with STABILITY… Dogs that are sound conditioned to loud and sharp sounds to help prevent any problems later down the track, Dogs that are stable in all environments and not hectic.
We have spent many years working in the field with dogs as a Qualified Dog Trainer, Canine Behaviourists and Law Enforcement Dog Trainer and through intensive research and development, have designed a program in which we use to raise pups from birth to handover and this includes (but far from limited to) the Bio Sensor program and many other Early Neurological Stimulation exercises to give all my pups the very best genetic, imprinting and environmental benefits possible.
When pups are ready to go to homes, all new owners will have the option to join our Herzhund Labradors Owners Club, where you can interact with all other puppy owners and us, forever, at no charge.